Nonmaleficence – do not harm
Beneficence – act in such a way that the person benefits
Autonomy – honor the person’s right to elf-determination to
formulate and follow a life plan of her own making
Justice – distribute goods and services in a way that is fair
Want to come up with the best balance
Issue of paternalism - provides us with an especially clear
case of a conflict between the principles
Autonomy and beneficience cause conflict.
When is it ever morally permissible to override a person’s
actions to fulfill what is right.
Can a doctor confine and treat a mentally ill patient (who is
intent on harming himself) against his will?
Should a doctor refrain from giving a Jeho